"Here, I feel very alive and like my voice is being heard": Meet Ballez, a dance company for transgender, lesbian and queer stories

Artistic director and founder Katy Pyle rewrites ballets to include narratives like hers and others

Published April 7, 2016 6:05PM (EDT)

When Katy Pyle founded Ballez in 2011, she was looking for a comfortable dance space. She felt excluded from traditional ballet narratives and sought to create a dance company that celebrated transgender, queer and lesbian stories and bodies. Meet the dancers and watch them in action in our video.

Visit their kickstarter page for their upcoming show "Sleeping Beauty & The Beast," which is having its world premiere at La Mama from April 29 to May 8 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre at 66 East 4th Street.

By Katie Levingston

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